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Moose at Night
Winter 1916
Oil on wood
8 1/4 x 10 9/16 in. (20.9 x 26.9 cm)
Inscription recto: l.r., estate stamp

Inscription verso: c., estate stamp; u.l., in graphite, NG; t., in graphite, Winter 1916 - at studio J.M.; u.r., in graphite, Tom Thomson; l.l., in graphite, Moose at night / Moonlight
Exhibition History
Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Memorial Exhibition of Paintings by Tom Thomson, February 13–29, 1920, one of nos. 5 to 17.
British Empire, Palace of Fine Arts, Wembley Park, London, British Empire Exhibition, Section of Fine Arts, April 23–October 31, 1924, no. 242. Traveled to: Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, November 12–December 12, 1924; Kelvingrove Art Galleries, Glasgow, United Kingdom, December 1924–January 17, 1925; City of Birmingham Municipal Art Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom, January 30–March 31, 1925.
Nutana Collegiate Institute, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, November 11–12, 1927.
Camp Ahmek, Canoe Lake, Ontario, Canada, Tom Thomson, August 13, 1930.
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Imperial Economic Conference, July 18, 1932–January 23, 1933, no. 6.
Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Horatio Walker - Tom Thomson, January 1941.
National Gallery of Canada, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Tom Thomson Travelling Exhibition: Sketches and Painting from the National Gallery of Canada Collection, November 10–December 6, 1955. Traveled to: Calgary Allied Arts Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, December 13, 1955–January 1, 1956; University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, February 2–22, 1956; Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, March 1–8, 1956; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, March 13–25, 1956; University of British Columbia, Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, April 3–28, 1956; Regina Public Library, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, May 5–25, 1956; Saskatoon Art Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, June 1–21, 1956; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, July 1–30, 1956; Sarnia Public Library, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, August 1956; Kitchener-Waterloo Art Association, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, October 8, 1956; Yarmouth Art Society, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, October 31–November 12, 1956; Colchester Chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (I.O.D.E.), Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, November 15–24, 1956; Louisburg Chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (I.O.D.E.), Louisburg, Nova Scotia, November 27–December 6, 1956; Amherst Art Association, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, December 10, 1956–December 24, 1965; Moncton Society of Art, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, January 24–February 2, 1957; Fredericton Art Club, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, February 6–20, 1957; University of New Brunswich, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, February 20–March 6, 1957; Art Centre, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, March 9–20, 1957; Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, April 4–18, 1957; Nova Scotia College of Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, April 18–May 1, 1957; Glenhyrst Gardens, Brantford, Ontario, Canada, June 22–July 2, 1957; London Public Library and Art Museum, London, Ontario, July–September 1957; Willistead Library and Art Gallery, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, October 1–November 5, 1957; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, November 15–December 15, 1957.
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Tom Thomson Exhibition, 1877 - 1917, September–October 1956, no. 27.
Willistead Art Gallery, Windsor, Tom Thomson 1877 - 1917, October 6–November 2, 1957, no. 24.
National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Cultural Exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, Tom Thomson, January–March 1958.
National Gallery of Canada, New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, Tom Thomson: Sketches, September 2–25, 1966, no. 6. Traveled to: Memorial Art Gallery, St. John's, Canada, October 7–30, 1966; Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, November 10–December 4, 1966; Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, December 16, 1966–January 8, 1967; Sir George Williams University, Montreal, January 20–February 12, 1967; London Art Museum, London, Ontario, February 24–March 19, 1967; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, March 31–April 23, 1967; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, May 5–28, 1967; Dartmouth's Canadian Year, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 6–30, 1967 (Separate exhibition catalogue); Confederation Centenary Celebration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, October 15–November 5, 1967; Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, November 19–December 10, 1967; Willistead Art Gallery, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, January 4–28, 1968; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, February 11–March 3, 1968; Calgary Allied Arts Council, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, March 17–April 7, 1968; Mendel Art Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, April 21–May 12, 1968; Brandon Allied Arts Centre, Brandon, Manitoba, May 26–June 16, 1968.
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Three Hundred Years of Canadian Art, May 12–September 17, 1967, no. 197, (repr.) Traveled to: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, October 20–November 26, 1967.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, The Art of Tom Thomson, October 30–December 12, 1971, no. 96, (repr.) Traveled to: Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, January 15–February 3, 1972; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, February 25–March 31, 1972; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, April 14–May 28, 1972; Confederation Art Gallery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, July 2–September 5, 1972.
Elvehjem Art Centre, Madison, Wisconsin, Canadian Landscape Painting 1670 - 1930: The Artist and the Land, April 11–May 23, 1973, no. 48, (repr.) Traveled to: Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 15–August 1, 1973; University Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, August 20–October 7, 1973.
Glenbow - Alberta Institute, Calgary, Ontario, Canada, Through Canadian Eyes: Trends and Influences in Canadian Art, September 22–October 24, 1976, no. 51, (repr.)
National Gallery of Canada, Yan- Huang Museum of Art, Beijing, Terre sauvage: The Canadian Landscape and the Group of Seven, April 19–May 20, 2001, no. 66, (repr. col.) Traveled to: Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai, June 2–24, 2001; Guangdong Museum of Art, Guang-zhou, China, July 10–August 10, 2001; Guanshanyue Art Gallery, Shenzhen, China, August 20–September 23, 2001.
National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Tom Thomson, June 7–September 8, 2002, no. 122, (repr. col.) Traveled to: Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 5, 2002–January 5, 2003; Musée du Québec, Quebec City, February 6–April 3, 2003; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, May 30–September 7, 2003; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, September 29–December 7, 2003.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Alexander Hall, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, Tom Thomson, September 10–November 14, 2004, no. 52.
Published References
"Memorial Exhibition to Artist of North." Toronto Daily Star, 18 February 1920.
Lismer, Arthur. "Tom Thomson 1877-1917: A Tribute to a Canadian Painter." Canadian Art 5, no. 2 (Christmas 1947), p. 61 (repr.)
Saunders, Audrey. Algonquin Story. Toronto: Department of Lands and Forests, 1947, p. 172.
Totzke, Carl. "Thomson Caught Colors, Atmosphere of Northland." Record (Kitchener-Waterloo) (22 September 1956).
Hubbard, R.H. An Anthology of Canadian Art. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1960, p. 92 (repr.)
Hubbard, R.H. National Gallery of Canada, Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. Vol. III, Canadian School. Ottawa, Toronto: University of Toronto Press 1960, p. 298 (repr.)
Hubbard, R.H. The Gallery of Canadian Art, 2 Tom Thomson. Toronto: Society For Art Publications and McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1962, pl. I (repr. col.)
Hubbard, R.H. The Development of Canadian Art. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1963, p. 88.
Kilbourn, Elizabeth. Great Canadian Painting: A Century of Art. Toronto: Canadian Centennial Publishing Company, 1966, title page, 40 (repr. col.)
Addison, Ottelyn, Elizabeth Harwood. Tom Thomson, The Algonquin Years. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1969, p. 28.
Mellen, Peter. The Group of Seven. Toronto, Montreal: McClelland and Stewart Ltd., 1970, pp. 53–54 (repr. col.)
Murray, Joan. The Art of Tom Thomson. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1971. Exhibition catalogue, pp. 44, 84 as possibly at Petawawa Gorges August 1916 (repr.)
Dumas, Paul. "Exposition rétrospective de Tom Thomson." L'Information medicale et paramiedicale (Montreal) (6 June 1972).
Hubbard, R.H. "Landscape Painting in Canada." In Canadian Landscape Painting 1670-1930: The Artist and The Land. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1973. Exhibition catalogue, p. 132.
Lord, Barry. Painting in Canada: Towards a People's Art. Toronto: NC Press, 1974, pp. 127–28, pl. VII (repr. col.)
Town, Harold, and David P. Silcox. Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1977, p. 171 (repr. col.)
Davis, Ann. Thomson, Thomas John (Tom). Vol. 14 1911-1920, Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998, p. 998.
Reid, Dennis and Charles C. Hill. Tom Thomson. Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre with the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada, 2002. Exhibition catalogue, pp. 139, 277 (repr. col.), 332n127.
Silcox, David P. Tom Thomson: An Introduction to his Life and Art. Toronto: Firefly Books, 2002, p. 16 (repr. col.)
Silcox, David P. The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. Toronto: Firefly Books, 2003, p. 285 (repr. col.)
Record last updated February 16, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Murray, Joan. ""Moose at Night, Winter 1916 (1916-1917.01)." In Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed on December 4, 2023).